Do you ever eat so much vegan food that you actually have to go and take a nap afterwards? There’s a restaurant at Walt Disney World that will have this effect on you. That restaurant is Boma inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. We call it a “BOMA COMA” and it’ll knock you flat on your back!
Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Boma is an all-you-can-eat buffet located on the ground floor of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Lodge is a deluxe resort and that designation is made apparent from the moment you step through the doors and into the grand lobby.
Boma is open for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast hours are 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. I like to book my breakfast reservation as late as possible and call it brunch. Advanced Dining Reservations can be made as late as 10:55 a.m. and the buffet will still be in full swing as there are no lunch hours here.
Boma Restaurant Atmosphere
Boma’s designed to resemble an African marketplace with large wooden log structures holding up thatched roofs. Tables are embossed with colorful patterns and you’ll find green linens to complement rich blue plates. Dining chairs are carved from dark wood and blown glass pendant lights hang from the ceiling.
The rear wall is set with large picture windows overlooking the pool and gardens. The floor transitions from concrete to a beautiful slate stone along the winding food service area.
You’ll find woven tapestries hanging over the main dining room as well as the immense buffet line on the other side of the restaurant. The space is always teeming with guests. I have never seen it empty, which speaks to its popularity.
Boma Vegan Breakfast Offerings
Breakfast is buffet style where you can savor flavors from over 50 African countries, along with favorite American classics. There are a few items on the buffet line that are vegan friendly. You can get these yourself and then ask your server to request a few additional items from an allergy chef in the back of the house.
Buffet safe selections include oak grilled asparagus and tomatoes, breakfast potatoes, quinoa, oatmeal with brown sugar, sweet plantains and fresh fruit.
You’ll have to skip the salad here as the dressing contains honey. Load up on those tater tots on your first go-round as the buffet line tends to get long and you won’t want to wait in it behind guests who are getting everything on their plates on your second go-round.
Now for the good stuff!
Yes there will be vegan Mickey waffles!!!
The allergy chefs here are some of the best and can make you several things to supplement your breakfast. Remember, it’s all you care to eat…so order more than one plate full of waffles.
I always ask for a tofu scramble. You can get it loaded with veggies like spinach, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers and even vegan Field Roast sausage.
I’ve also been offered vegan bagels and there’s no shortage of vegan Earth Balance butter to slather on every inch of carbs that graces your plate.
If you’re especially nice to your server and Chef Frank is working the line they may be able to talk him into popping over to The Mara (the neighboring quick service restaurant) to bring you a package of Erin McKenna’s brownie bites for dessert!
Yes…there is such a thing as breakfast dessert.
The Boma buffet is priced seasonally. That means that depending on how busy the Walt Disney World Resort is will influence the price you pay for breakfast. The average range is $25-$35 per adult. Reservations are almost a must here due to popularity.
This is one of my favorite places at Walt Disney World for breakfast. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.